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This article was originally published on the American Association of Law Libraries’ Committee on Relations with Information Vendors blog in February 2022. The author, Christy Smith, is Co-Acting Director and Head of Collection Services of the Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Law Library Center for Information & Technology and Assistant Professor of Law at Seton Hall.
Our library subscribes to LexisNexis Digital Library, which uses the OverDrive platform for content.
The best thing about this product is that it allows us to select individual titles that we think our students, faculty, alumni, or guests will actually use! We don’t have to buy a huge, expensive package full of titles that we do not want or that will not be used just to get the titles that we do want.
Because we have a health law focus, we’ve chosen a handful of American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) titles for our faculty who do research in health compliance areas. For our students, we have selected Carolina Academic Press textbook and study aid titles that we formerly purchased in print for our Course Reserve collection.
For our alums and guest attorneys, we have added LexisNexis New Jersey practice content. And, for all our users who are interested in social justice and other interdisciplinary and non-legal content, we have purchased various monograph titles from the OverDrive Advantage marketplace.
Like every program, there are pros and opportunities for improvement. For our library, here are some pros:
I’ve identified some potential opportunities:
But, going back to a pro listed above, you can switch out content if a title is not being used. So, if our users are not using Understanding and Mastering the Bluebook, we can switch it out for a title that we think might be used more. Monitoring use of individual titles is insightful and challenges the traditional thinking that a certain title is “used all the time.” Monitoring usage allows for more selective collection development. For us, at this time, it is still worth it to renew monograph titles each year given the convenience of access.
In looking at the list of pros and potential opportunities, it is clear to see that there are more pros. During this pandemic, access to digital content is most important to our users so we’re happy that LexisNexis allows us to include individual textbook, study aid, and OverDrive Advantage titles in the package.
For more information,visit the LexisNexis Digital Library website.